Daisy Thomas is a dedicated wife to Jared and mother of four to Jasper 17, Lily 16, Tesla 6, and Jackson 7.5 months. Daisy is a lifelong organizer, building inclusive coalitions to make change. At the University of Florida she served as Asian Student Union Political Director and founded Asian VOICES, a GOTV/civic engagement initiative. She also founded the Society for Academic Religious Studies and served on the Interfaith Council. As a member of the Junior League in Florida, California, and Utah, she has served as Chair of Human Trafficking Awareness, Board Secretary, and Special Events Co-Director.
While homeschooling her children in Utah, Daisy helped open and organize the Utah for Bernie Sanders office and worked as Jim Dabakis’ Chief of Staff for Utah Progressives. She has served as a Salt Lake County Democratic Party Precinct Chair, Secretary for the Utah Democratic Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, and as CD3 National Delegate for Bernie Sanders.
After her election as Utah Democratic Party Chair in June 2017, Daisy has traveled the State of Utah multiple times engaging community leaders, activists, and organizations, speaking at multiple rallies and events about civic engagement and democratic policies. Daisy also serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee’s Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus. As a working, nursing mother, Daisy brings Baby Jack with her everywhere she goes.
As well as volunteering with her children’s schools, Daisy currently serves as the National Federation of Filipino American Associations Utah Chapter Secretary, as an active Junior League of Salt Lake member, and on the DNC Asian American-Pacific Islander Caucus.